It's Almost 2014!, Magic: The Gathering, and Sleep05:43:00
Good morning, dear readers! :D
I hope that everyone who celebrates it had a wonderful Christmas.
I had such a fantastic day! :}
I loved spending it with my family. We had a wonderful dinner that evening, and I am really looking forward to next Christmas. :D
It is strange to think that 2013 is almost over. I don't have any plans for New Year's Eve, but that is rather normal for me, hehehe. XD I think I have done 'special' things for New Year's Eve only a handful of times in my past, and one of them was in 1999 because it was cool going into the year 2000. Wow, that was 14 years ago!!! :O
I remember how many people were so worried about Y2K (or the Millennium Bug). A lot of people didn't know what would happen to computers, and if they would get all messed up from not being programmed to be dated after 1999. As a civilisation we have come to rely on computers so much (and that was so long ago... 14 years later and we are more tied to technology then ever before; just think of all of those people glued to their phones and iPad's!). If everything digital went down, there would be a fair amount of chaos in the more technologically developed countries.
However, other than being a bit exciting and possibly a teensy bit scary, nothing really happened, and we were all fine. XD
Hmmm... I was going to talk about one of the gifts I got for Christmas, but got completely sidetracked. XD
I am very blessed, and was very lucky to receive many wonderful gifts for Christmas. I got art supplies, jewellery, candy (a HUGE amount of candy... sadly, most of it is gone now D:!!!), and some Magic: The Gathering cards.
Magic: The Gathering! :D
(Not my image, image found here.)
Woooooo! XD (For those of you don't know about it, MTG is a trading card game that originated in the 1990's and has been very popular worldwide since then.)
I love love love gaming and fantasy (and science fiction), and I have recently gotten back into playing MTG. I used to play it over ten years ago, and in the last little while I had been missing it. (I used to play the Yu-gi-oh tcg too, but that is another tale for another time.)
I reaaally like MTG. I love the fantasy aspect of it, the game play, and the strategy. I really like the stories that are represented within the cards (and the added 'flavour text' at the bottoms of some of them), the social aspect of the game (and I am generally not a very social person), and the collecting side of it. But one of the things I love most about it, is the seriously amazing artwork represented on the cards.
Here is an example:
It is also difficult for me to accurately judge my state of being without that particular medicine, because when I get tired, my symptoms can get much, much worse. And so, after half or less-than-half of my usual sleep for weeks, my body and brain have been feeling pretty wonky. I am a person who has always needed more sleep than the average human (7 hours a night is a no-go!!), and this current wacky schedule has been particularly hard on me.